If there’s ever a great time to avail of Amazon Prime, then this gift-giving season is definitely it. It maybe expensive at first glance but if you’re considering on ordering gift items online or you simply love shopping at Amazon.com; the Amazon Prime is the best free shipping deal you can avail of; and it’s actually cheap if you know how to use it.
Is it worth it?
Amazon Prime is an online membership program for fast and safe shipping of items you purchase from Amazon.com and third-party merchants participating in the Fulfillment by Amazon program. For an annual fee of $79, you and up to fourmembers of your household or officemates (with the same address) can avail of Free Two-Day Shipping for more than a million in-stock items at Amazon.com.
If you’re really in such a rush, you can also avail of One-Day Shipping for $3.99 per item through the Amazon Prime program.
Cool, isn’t it? Forget about worrying on how much your going to pay for shipping of each item you add up on your shopping cart. It’s free once you become a member of Amazon Prime. Also remember that it does not require a minimum purchase amount to avail of Amazon Prime’s free shipping facility.
Share the membership fee
Since it allows you to nominate up to four individuals in your Amazon Prime membership, you could actually divide the membership fee between the five of you! That would result to just about $16 each to avail of one year free shipping on all eligible items you buy at Amazon.com and its affiliates.
How do I add a member?
Simply log on to your membership account and click on the link to “Your Amazon Prime Membership.” You then enter the person you want to invite, your relationship, the e-mail address and birthday in the appropriate fields and click “Invite.” An e-mail will automatically be sent to the e-mail address you specified. However, you need to provide invited members with the month and day of your birthday to formally accept your invitation.
And for any reason you want to remove anybody on your membership lists, you can do so by clicking the “Remove” button next to the name of the person you wish to remove.
Other details you should know about Amazon Prime
Free Two-Day Shipping and the $3.99 One-Day shipping is only applicable to for shipments to continental U.S. addresses (excluding Alaska, Hawaii, P.O. boxes, APO, FPO, or DPO, and U.S. territories, possessions and protectorates).
You may have to check if bulkier items qualify for the 2 day shipping but as a general rule they are usually able to ship it out using the standard shipping for free
If you’re still unsure, you can try Amazon Prime free for a month! Just check out http://www.amazon.com/prime for further details and accompanying terms and conditions.